Music Industry News Network [12-04-2003]
NAMM's 2nd Annual International Fastest Drummer Contest
NAMM’S 2nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
FASTEST DRUMMER CONTEST
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE
NAMM’S INTERNATIONAL FASTEST DRUMMER??
Anaheim, CA – December 4, 2003 -- NAMM International announces its second annual quest to find the ‘World’s Fastest Drummer’. This highly charged Interactive Event will be a feature at this year’s NAMM Winter Session in Anaheim, Ca. The contest, which consist of two categories, Fastest Hands and Fastest Feet starting at 11:00am Thursday, January 15th, with “heats” continuing through Friday and Saturday until 4.00pm. The top ten Fastest Hands and top ten Fastest Feet will compete in a ‘Finals Battle’ of both categories held on NAMM'S main outside stage at 1:00pm Sunday, January 18th.
Included in this year’s event will be technical demonstrations, insight sessions and appearances by WFD Champions Mike Mangini, Art Verdi, Johnny Rabb, Tim Waterson and Jotan Afanador. “To see these guys go at it, full throttle, smooth as silk with their hands and feet moving over 18 times per second for an entire minute is simply an amazing work of technical proficiency.” Says Boo McAfee, co-founder of Extreme Sport Drumming.
The NAMM International Fastest Drummer Contest is sponsored by THEMUSICEDGE.COM, NAMM’s new teen promotional initiative and is open to everyone attending this year’s NAMM Winter Session (visit www.namm.com for details). “We are also very pleased to announce that the World Fastest Drummer Organization, along with the fine folks at NAMM International are launching a Fastest Drummer retail participation program called The Music Edge Fastest Drummer Program.” added Craig Alan, co-founder of Extreme Sport Drumming. This will allow each NAMM retailer the opportunity to fully participate in this extremely exciting international event. The store’s winner can advance to compete for over $10,000 in Grand Prizes!
All contestants for both Hands and Feet competition will be scored on playing single strokes (no bounces, presses or buzz) for ONE MINUTE and recorded by the Drumometer.
Grand-Prizes! for this year’s contest include: Two Mapex Drum-Sets, A year supply of ProMark Drum Sticks (with Winner’s name), Two sets of MEINL Cymbals, AXIS LongBoard ‘A’ Double Pedal and 50 REMO Drum Heads.
For more information please visit www.ExtremeSportDrumming.com or email
MAY THE FASTEST DRUMMER WIN!!!!!!!
For more information or World’s Fastest Drummer DVDs please contact:
World’s Fastest Drummer/Drum-O-Meter
The Lippin Group/LA
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